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Yellow Brick House Donations

With the facilitation of Pat Neuman, Bethesda was able to donate a quantity of toys to the Yellow Brick House.  Bethesda has chosen the Yellow Brick House as its local outreach partner.  This organization does very good work among women and children who find themselves in urgent need of a safe and secure environment because of…

Old Tyme Christmas Parade

Bethesda participated in Unionville’s “Old Tyme Christmas” Candlelight Parade on Friday, December 5, 2014. This is the first time that Bethesda has participated in the winter evening parade.  We have participated in the summer parade for several years now. Bethesda, along with its sister congregation, St. Paul, presented a float depicting the Nativity of Our…

“We Care” Bags

Once again, Bethesda rose to the occasion and filled 50 “We Care” bags.  These bags are filled with school supplies and a toy by our members and will be distributed to children in various parts of the world, that are not as fortunate as ours.  This is a program of Canadian Lutheran World Relief.  We…

Stewardship

Say stewardship in the church and many people automatically think money. Stewardship is about money – but it is significantly more than just about money. The association of money primarily with stewardship has done a great disservice to this rich biblical concept. This association is perhaps one of the biggest stumbling blocks to the church…

EMIC SUNDAY

Bethesda will hold its third Every Member In Church(EMIC) Sunday service on November 23rd. This service is an occasion we hope will gather most, if not all, our members together in one service. For several and various reasons many of our members are unable to attend worship services as often as they wish. On the…

The Reformation—History, Our Story

Every year as October comes around it seems almost natural for Lutherans to let their minds turn to thoughts of the Reformation. Though the Reformation did not begin and end with Martin Luther, nor was he the only reformer, his is the figure that stands out when one thinks of the Reformation. This is especially…

Doors Open At Bethesda

In September’s Banner we reported that Bethesda would participate in this year’s Markham “Doors Open”. On September 27 the church was opened to the public between 10.00 am to 4.00 pm. In that time one hundred and forty(140) people visited Bethesda. They were given a guided tour of the church. Also, they were given a…

Maintenance Works Continues

Bethesda places much emphasis on maintaining its property. This is good stewardship. In the past weeks the Property Committee was busy meeting, planning and effecting work on the church’s property. At present work is going on at the western side of the church. Water was seeping into the church hall from this area. The water…

Sharecropper Dinner

Bethesda’s annual Sharecropper Dinner will be on Sunday, 9th of November at 5.30 pm. This dinner is a highpoint in our social calendar at Bethesda. The main course of roast beef, mashed potatoes, gravy and vegetable pasta salad will be provided.  Members are asked to bring along a dessert to share.  A free-will offering will be taken in support…

FaithLife Presents Cheque To Bethesda

On Sunday, 28th of September Joanne Jehu of FaithLife presented a cheque for $500. to Bethesda. This cheque will be added to the amount raised by our spring BBQ. The money from these two sources is designated to support our local outreach ministry. Our local outreach ministry committee has identified the Yellow Brick House as…